April 2 - May 1, 2022
From Wall Workman Gallery:
“On Saturday, April 2nd, Wally Workman Gallery will open a new show with Gordon Fowler. For this show, Fowler returns to the landscape of his youth in the hills of Austin, Texas. He revisits ‘the Whiskey Tree’ that was his pirate ship and home base for adventures as well as where moonshiners hid whiskey for his grandfather during Prohibition. He explores ‘Little Bee Creek’ that runs below on its way to Lake Austin. Fowler describes the Texas landscape as “a hardscrabble, difficult landscape with a myriad of abstract possibilities for painting. Mostly, the forms aren’t simple shapes. This makes painting more exciting but also more challenging. I’ll keep painting this beautiful landscape as long as we both last.”
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Texas State park system, Fowler was chosen to paint Honey Creek in Mason County for their upcoming Art of Texas Parks 2023 traveling exhibition. This tributary of the Llano River inspired multiple additional paintings that are included in Texas: An Abstract Landscape.
Fowler is a native Texan, a man of many talents and numerous accomplishments, who has led a colorful and impassioned life. He is a former high school quarterback and a lapsed rock and roll musician. As a marine combat correspondent in Vietnam in 1967-68, he won two Purple Hearts and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. (The character named Cowboy in Stanley Kubrick’s movie “Full Metal Jacket” is based on Fowler). He is a devoted plein air painter, creating fresh, natural canvases entirely on location. He has taught watercolor at The University of Texas as well as at The Contemporary Austin – Art School. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums from Santa Fe to Kennebunkport and throughout Texas, and he has received awards for both his watercolors and his oils.
Established in 1980 and located in a 100 year old historic house in Austin’s art district, the Wally Workman Gallery specializes in emerging and collected talent.
Send inquiries to Rachel H. Stephens at [email protected] or call 512.472.7428″
On View: April 2, 2022 | 12–5 pm
1202 West 6th Street
Austin, 78703 TX
(512) 472-7428Get directions